Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Bullion, Coin Type from Somalia - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Bullion, Coin Type from Somalia (issued 2017 - )
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz), Bullion

The Somali Shilling is the official currency of Somalia. Due to inflation though, regular cash circulation in the country is handled not by coins but mostly by banknotes and foreign currency.

The country has also authorised the Bavarian Central Mint to issue bullion coins under its jurisdiction. The African Wildlife Series features a new design every year and has become very popular with collectors and bullion investors worldwide. The coins are in standard bullion sizes, such as two ounces of silver - designated as 2 oz Ag, where Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver.

The annual designs initially featured elephants, to which an annual leopard design was added in 2018.

Somalia / Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Bullion - obverse photo

Within a beaded border, the obverse of the coin displays the Coat of Arms of Somalia, featuring a shield (its blue colour indicated in "heraldic hatching" by thin horizontal lines), in the centre of which is a five-pointed star. The shield is surmounted by a decorated emblem with five heads, the with two lateral ones halved. The shield is borne from the sides by two cheetahs stepping on spears and facing each other under the lower point of the shield, along with two palm leaves, which are interlaced with a white ribbon.

Around above, the name of the country in English: SOMALI REPUBLIC. The date of issue, [year], is divided by the Coat of Arms.

Around below, the face value 200 SHILLINGS.

Obverse Inscription SOMALI REPUBLIC [year] 200 SHILLINGS
Somalia / Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Bullion - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription AFRICAN WILDLIFE 2 oz Ag 999.9
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

For other coins and bullion products of the same size, see also:
- Australia silver two ounces
- Cook Islands silver two ounces (NCLT) and silver two ounces (bullion)
- Mexico silver two ounces (including the 2oz silver Libertad)
- New Zealand silver two ounces
- Niue silver two ounces (NCLT) and silver two ounces (bullion)
- Saint Helena silver two ounces (NCLT) and silver two ounces (bullion)
- Samoa silver two ounces
- Solomon Islands silver two ounces
- South Africa silver two ounces
- Tuvalu silver two ounces
- United Kingdom silver two ounces

Coin Type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Bullion - (12) Coins
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Bullion: Details
CurrencySomali Shilling
Face Value200 (x Shilling - Second Shilling)
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size51.0000 mm
Thickness3.4400 mm
Mass62.2070 g